It is broadly accepted that Test Cricket is the genuine trial of a batsman’s expertise, character, enthusiasm, and capacity. Arriving at the number 1 positioning in test coordinates and turning into the best on the planet implies arriving at the zenith of batting.
Here are the batsmen who held the best position in ICC positioning for the longest:
Sachin Tendulkar (1994, 1998-2000):
Sachin Tendulkar has figured out how to break pretty much every batting record in cricket over a time of 24 years in global cricket and a simply measurable sense; he is viewed as the best batsman to have played the game because no player comes really near his count of universal runs.
The Mumbaikar, who was the symbol of most Indian players growing up, amassed 15,921 runs in 200 Tests at a normal of 53.78; which incorporates 51 centuries and 68 half-hundreds of years. While during the 2010s, he got the help of Dravid, Sehwag, Laxman, and so forth. Yet all through the nineties, he was India’s small-time armed force in test cricket. Thus he conveyed the expectations of a great many fans on his shoulders.
He could stand tall on the snappiest contribute the world, the WACA, and simultaneously; could unleash destruction on somebody like Shane Warne on a position turner in India. His momentous consistency and versatility to circumstances were clear in his test-coordinate rankings as he initially turned into the highest level batsman in 1994. At that point in 1998, which was the fantasy year for him, he again arrived at the best position. In 1998, he scored more than 2000 universal runs, most in a schedule year. He kept on holding the best position until 2000.
Ricky Ponting (2003, 2005-2007):
Australia had an astounding two decades during the 1990s and 2010s; where they made each group the world over fail miserably. Ricky Ponting took over from Steve Waugh and conveyed this inheritance forward. He turned into the number 1 test batsman in 2003.
He was at the pinnacle of his ability in 2005. It was obvious in two or three centuries in the 2005 Ashes under extremely intense conditions. Those innings, as Ponting still accepts are his best. Also, therefore, he turned into the highest level test batsman in 2005. He was a bad dream for medium-paced bowlers who attempted to ball short at him. In 168 Tests, he made 13,378 runs at an astonishing normal of 51.85 and crushed 41 centuries all the while. He lost his main situation in 2007 attributable to a plunge in structure.
Kumar Sangakkara (2007, 2010-2012):
Kumar Sangakkara was Sri Lanka’s most productive run-scorer. In 134 Tests, the amazing Sri Lankan batsman amassed 12,400 runs at a bewildering normal of 57.40. This normal is one of the most noteworthy ever.
Sanga’s ascent to the top began in 2007 as he arrived at the head of the ICC Test rankings just because. At that point in 2010, he recaptured his top spot; and remained there for almost until the finish of 2012 preceding Michael Clarke outperformed him. In those three years, his run-scoring capacity was unequaled and he ruled each nation.
Sanga has likewise scored 11 twofold hundreds of years in Test cricket; which are second best to amazing Sir Don Bradman’s count of 12 twofold hundreds of years.
AB De Villiers (2013-2015):
Given how assaulting, forceful, and ostentatious De Villiers was, how he aced test cricket was excellent. He had an extremely novel capacity as he could play as per the circumstances consummately. He once played more than 150 spot balls to spare a Test against India on a position turner in Nagpur; and incomplete difference scored a quickfire hundred in Joburg to nearly pursuing down 400 on the fifth day.
In 114 Test matches, De Villiers amassed 8,765 runs at a sublime normal of 50.66 and scored 22 centuries.
In 2013, De Villiers arrived at the top situation just because; and proceeded with the strength at the best position in ICC Test rankings for practically 2.5 years. Truth be told, he wore the gloves during that time on events, which made his exhibitions considerably more exceptional.
Steve Smith (2015-2018, 2019):
They consider him the following Don Bradman. Indeed, even correlation with Bradman implies you are something exceptional, and Steve Smith is continually contrasted with him. He is ostensibly the best test batsman of this age. He began as a leg-spinner and batted at number 8; and along these lines, his ascent to the top is exciting. Smith’s Test normal is 64.84 – just the third-best after Bradman.
De Villiers was supplanted by Smith at the head of ICC rankings in 2015. He has overwhelmed this positioning for more than 3 years. Such consistency, mental quality, and game dominating capacity were unrivaled. Much after his one-year boycott, he didn’t lose his number 1 spot for a significant stretch. However, Kohli in the end supplanted him. Be that as it may, he made a bewildering rebound in the 2019 Ashes; wherein in only seven innings, he scored 774 runs at an incredible normal of 110.57.
De Villiers from his thrilling return, he recovered his number 1 positioning in 2019.